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Mildred Holland


LINCOLN -- Mildred R. Holland, 101, of Lincoln, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at 2:20 p.m. at her home.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church of Lincoln. Pastor Phillip Blackburn will officiate.

Burial will follow in New Union Cemetery.

Mrs. Holland was a homemaker.

She was born March 17, 1910, in Lincoln. Her parents were David E. and Myrtle D. Rhoads. She married Donald H. Holland on June 17, 1936, in Springfield. He preceded her in death on July 28, 1996.

She is survived by two daughters, Rhoda E. Holland and Martha J. Holland, both of Lincoln.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Josephine (Doty) Langellier.

Mildred was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church in Lincoln, a member of the Monday Bridge Club and a member of the University of Illinois Alumni Association.

She was a graduate of Lincoln Community High School and the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.

Memorial donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church in Lincoln and will be accepted at the funeral home.

LINCOLN -- Lyle Richard Hall, 93, of Lincoln, formerly of Rushville, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at The Christian Village.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln. His funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.


Burial will be at 2 p.m. in Rushville City Cemetery.


Mr. Hall and his wife moved to Lincoln in 1955. 


He was born April 29, 1918, the son of Richard Hall and Ollie Kirkham Hall. He married Dorcas Dean on Oct. 11, 1939, in Palmyra, Mo.


He is survived by his wife, of Lincoln; two sons, Bob Hall and his wife, Louise, of Lincoln and Lyle D. Hall of Cooksville; one daughter, Janet Vogt and her husband, Robert, of Monticello; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters.


He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Marjorie Greer; and one great-grandson, Brian Hall.


Lyle and his wife joined Jefferson Street Christian Church and most recently attended worship services at The Christian Village Congregate Building.

Lyle Hall

LINCOLN -- Gerald Dale "Jerry" Roger, 71, of Lincoln, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at his home.

A graveside service with military rites will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Green Hill Cemetery, San Jose.


Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Mr. Roger worked for NASA for 17 years. He left NASA to care for his ailing mother and aunt. He ran and managed an antique store in Delavan in early 2000, and in 2002 he moved to San Jose to take care of his best friend, Larry Higginbotham, until this past year he became ill himself.


He served in the Army Special Forces from 1961-1964 during the Vietnam War.


He was born Dec. 23, 1939, in Peoria to Leonard Charles Roger and Frederica Lenore Roger.


He is survived by his friend and fellow veteran Larry Higginbotham of Lincoln and an adopted son named Leonard from Africa.

Jerry's parents preceded him in death.


He was a member of Blue Lodge 156 in Delavan, Scottish Rite Valley of Peoria, Shriners International and Royal Arch Masons of Pekin Chapter 25.

Gerald “Jerry”  Roger

LINCOLN -- Norma Ruth Knichel, 85, of Lincoln, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at home, surrounded by the love of her daughters.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home. Her funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Burial will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights.

Norma was born June 24, 1926, in DeSoto, Mo. Her parents were Thomas and Martha Iahn Rawson. She married Karl Knichel in April of 1945, and he preceded her in death in April of 1978.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda Ferguson and her husband, James, of Westerville, Ohio, and Mary Amberger of Lincoln; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Karla Knichel, and six brothers and sisters.

She was a member of Jefferson Street Christian Church.

Norma Knichel

LINCOLN - Jimmy Don Jordan, 42, of Lincoln, Died Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 in Lincoln as the result of a train accident.


Cremation rites have been accorded.


A memorial service will be held Friday, 6 p.m. at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln with Pastor Blaum officiating.


Jimmy was born July 24, 1969 in Amarillo, Texas he son of Jerald M. and Carol (Bell) Jordan.


He is survived by his parents, brother Charles Jordan of Lincoln, sisters Mia Carter and Valerie Musgrave, nieces April West and Amy Jordan, nephews David Sanchez and James West.

Jimmy Jordan

LINCOLN -- Donna Marie Adams, 64, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at St. John's Hospice in Springfield.

Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Knox Knolls Free Methodist Church in Springfield, followed by the funeral service at 11.

Burial will be at 2 p.m. in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln is handling arrangements.


She was born March 9, 1947, in Decatur to John and Lillis Borders.

She is survived by one son, Jon Adams (and Shala) of Delavan; one daughter, Michelle Adams of Springfield; one stepdaughter, Debbie Hubner and family of Lincoln; six grandchildren, Ambrielle, Gabriel, Brandon, Hunter, Colin and Isabella; two brothers, Robert (and Kay) Borders of Decatur and Ronald (and Phylis) Borders of Palmdale, Calif.; two sisters, Carol Borders of Springfield and Sherri (and David) Koster of Galiano Island, British Columbia, Canada; 13 nieces and nephews, great-niece and nephews; two aunts; and numerous cousins and friends.


Her parents preceded her in death.


Donna's grandchildren were the light of her life. She will be remembered for her love for her family, her large collection of angels and her enthusiasm for gospel music. She will be greatly missed.

Donna Adams

LINCOLN -- Beulah M. Hunter, 79, of Lincoln, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. She went to celebrate Christmas with Jesus and her loved ones who went before her.

Visitation will be at Bennett Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and her funeral service at 10 a.m. Friday.

Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery.

She was born March 27, 1932, to Russel and Letha Dennison. She married William E. Hunter on May 25, 1949, and he preceded her in death.

She is survived by one son, Dale (and Lynn) Hunter of Lewisville, Texas; three daughters, Earlene Lucas of Pekin, Ruth Ann (and David) Kaesebier of Broadwell and Tami (and Scott) Moore of Heartland, Wis.; one brother, Roger (and Jodi) Dennison of Elkhart; three sisters Dorothy (and Eldon) Hawks of Lincoln, Elizabeth (and Dave) Jackson of Williamsville and Jill Gardner of Williamsville; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was also preceded in death by one son, William E. Hunter Jr.; a son-in-law, Lee R. Lucas; five brothers; and two sisters.

Beulah was an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1756. She was a fan of the Cubs and Cowboys.

Beulah Hunter

LINCOLN -- Daniel Eugene Goetsch, 64, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at 7:14 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Monday at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln, with a prayer service following at 7 p.m.


Cremation rites will then be accorded.


Mr. Goetsch was a former police officer for the city of Lincoln and retired from Lincoln Developmental Center, where he was a storekeeper.


He served in the U.S. Army for two terms in Vietnam with the 589th Engineering Battalion from 1966 to 1968. 


He was born June 9, 1947, in Bloomington. His parents were Eugene Clifford Goetsch and Ruby Robbins Hardy. He married Donna L. Donath on March 14, 1969.

He is survived by his wife; two children, Robert E. (and Lisa) Goetsch and William P. Goetsch; three grandchildren, Benjamin, Jonathan and Madison Goetsch; two sisters, Mickey Goff and Joyce Bartlett; and one brother, Ed Hardy.


One brother, Samuel Franz Goetsch, also preceded him in death.

Daniel was a member of the Railsplitter Antique Auto Club. He loved to tinker with cars and was a mechanic in his early years.


He was an avid sportsman who loved fishing, camping and traveling as well as woodworking and participating in many local craft fairs with his wife.


He graduated from Robert A Millikan High School in Long Beach, Calif., and attended Long Beach City College.

He earned the Army Commendation Medal for his military service.

He was a true family man at heart and had a deep love for his wife.


Daniel Goetsch

Doris Virginia Gehlbach, 74, of McCormick, SC, formerly of the Lincoln area, died January 7, 2012 in Greenwood, SC.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 10:30 AM at Zion Lutheran Church in Chestnut, IL.  A memorial service will follow the visitation at 11:30 AM on Saturday also at the church.

Doris was born September 10, 1937 in Chicago, IL., the daughter of Howard Eugene and Mildred (La Jeunesse) Graham.  She married Ben Gehlbach on December 26, 1960.  He preceded her in death on July 11, 2004.

She was a very active member in the Lutheran Church organizations over the years.  She served as board member, President, Treasurer, and in other capacities for several charity organizations.  She enjoyed square dancing and playing cards.

Surviving are her daughter Carrie Gehlbach of Texas, brother Don (Toni) Graham of South Carolina and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ben, and her daughter Amy.

Memorial donations may be made to Cystic Fibrosis, the Charleston Hope Lodge, Hospice Care of Piedmont, Inc. or the charity of the donor's choice.

Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln is handling arrangements.

 

Doris Gehlbach

David Ryan McEntire, 32, of Lincoln, passed from this life on Friday, January 13th, 2012 in Kewanee County, Michigan as the result of injuries sustained in a snowmobile accident.

Visitation will be from 4-7 pm on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln.  Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at Lincoln Church of God.  Burial will follow in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

David was born August 8, 1979 in Lincoln, Illinois, the only son of Ron and Threasea "Terri" McEntire.  He married Melanie Corso on June 19, 1999 in Lincoln, Illinois.

He graduated from Lincoln Community High School in 1997.  He was the owner of McEntire roofing, founded in 2001.  He grew the business to be Certainteed's largest roofing contractor in the state of Illinois.

David was an avid bowler and was a member of the CICBA and several other bowling associations. He enjoyed participating in the Lincoln/Atlanta Golf and Bowl challenge.  He was a multiple winner of the RP Lumber Golf Tournament. He bowled on Wednesday nights on the West Side team at Logan Lanes and on Thursday nights on the Elites team.  David holds the all time high series title at Logan Lanes with an 853.  He also made PBA history as the youngest bowler in the US to win the adult men's Pro Am event.

He was an adventurer an avid sports enthusiast and enjoyed bowling, golfing, skiing, snowmobiling, billiard, poker, snorkeling, and more.

David was a member of the Lincoln Church of God, Lincoln Elks Club, was an Illinois State Mixed Martial Arts Judge, and was an active member of Scott Brown's Tae Kwon Do studio.

His favorite pastime was traveling with his family.

Surviving are his parents Ron and Threasea "Terri" McEntire of Lincoln, IL.; his wife Melanie McEntire and their daughters Halie Breann McEntire and Siera Lynn McEntire of Lincoln, IL.; his sister Carie Groves and her husband Perry of Lincoln, IL.; paternal grandma Lea McEntire also of Lincoln, IL.; maternal grandpa Harold Dean Roos of Lincoln, IL.; mother in law and father in law Debbie and Kevin Corso of Tovey, IL.;  brother in law and sister in law Tim and Sharon Corso of Taylorville, IL.; sister in law and brother in law Shannon and Jeff Girard of Tovey, IL.;  nieces and nepews:  Lexie Groves, Izzy Groves, Trista Corso, Kevin Corso, Aaron Corso, Emily Girard, Caleb Girard, and Lindsey Stonner.     He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Kenneth and Eloise Gannon and his paternal grandpa Paul McEntire.

Memorial donations may be made to the Lincoln Church of God Children's Ministry or to Lincoln Tae Kwon Do and will be accepted at the funeral home.

 

David McEntire

Lillian Drake


April 13, 2012LINCOLN -- Lillian Cecilia Drake, 85, of Lincoln, died Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. at the Christian Nursing Home.

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LINCOLN -- Lillian Cecelia Drake, 85, died on April 11, 2012 at the Christian Nursing Home in Lincoln IL at 8:30 A.M.

Lillian was born on July 24, 1926 in Detroit MI, daughter of Wilson Theodore and Della Edna (Blanton) Saylor. She married Leslie Watson Drake on May 21, 1942. He preceded her in death on February 28, 2005.

Lillian is survived by two daughters, Lee I. (Drake) Schall (Robert Schall) of Broadwell IL and Robin E. Drake (Mark A. Bibler) of Fishers IN; four sons, William T. (Sherrie) Drake of Parker City IN, Micheal E. (Connie) Drake and Larry A. (Patti) Drake, both of Elkhart IL, and Kerry W. (Melanie) Drake of DeMotte IN; 21 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; six nieces and nephews; and dear friend and caregiver Ann Miller of Lincoln IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Geneva (Saylor) Haworth and Mabel (Saylor) Machleit; her brother, Orla O. Saylor; two children, Carol L. (Drake) Miles and Daniel L. Drake; and one great-grandson, Warner Josiah Drake.

Cremation rites have been accorded and burial will be at a later date. Holland Barry and Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln IL is handling arrangements.

Visitation will be held from 4:00-6:00 P.M. Friday, April 20, 2012 at Holland Barry and Bennett Funeral Home.

Lil was a member of Elkhart Christian Church in Elkhart IL. Her memorial service will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Elkhart Christian. Visitation will be at the church from 9:30-10:30 A.M. prior to the service.

Theodore Meserole Jr.

[April 20, 2012LINCOLN -- Theodore Meserole Jr., 73, of Bath, died at home on Tuesday, April 17, 2012.

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Theodore Meserole Jr., 73, of Bath, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at home surrounded by his loving  family.


Visitation will be Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln. Funeral service will be at 1:00 PM Saturday also at the funeral home. In honor of Theodore the family requests casual dress. Burial will follow in Atlanta Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post 263.


Theodore was born April 8, 1939 in Warrensburg, IL., the son of Theodore Meserole Sr. and Elva (Cravens) Meserole.  He married Donna Jean Hunt on June 12, 1964.


He proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was a member of the NRA, the Littleton Coin Company, the National Gardening Club, was an avid Harley rider, loved camping and fishing, vacationing, working, and loved his home. He was the most happy when his family and friends were all together.

Surviving are his wife Donna of Bath; daughter Kelly (Todd) Parks of Atlanta; daughter Leslie Whiteman of Lincoln; son Doug (Amy) Meserole of Atlanta; daughter Shawna (Randy Fulmer) of Lincoln; 7 grandchildren: Scott Parks, Kayla Craig, Brooke White, Shae Fulmer, Taylor Whiteman, Keagan Meserole, and Analyn Starcevic; 3 great-grandchildren: Sturgis W. Lancaster, Kennedi Craig, and Kori Craig; sister Shirley Meserole of Atlanta; brother Roy D. (Winnie) Meserole of Atlanta; and sister Sandy (Pam) Meserole of Pekin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Keith Wiliam Meserole, and 2 brothers Harold Meserole and Arland Meserole.

Memorial donations may be made to Graham Hospital Hospice in Canton and will be accepted at the funeral home.

George Gahr


[April 18, 2012LINCOLN -- George Gahr, 83, of Lincoln, died Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

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George Gahr, 83, of Lincoln, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Visitation will be Thursday, April 19,2012 from 5-7 pm at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln. Funeral services will be Friday, April 20, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Lincoln Christian Church with Ron Otto officiating. Burial will follow in New Union Cemetery.

George was born June 6, 1928 in Alton, IL the son of Myron and Ruth (Ewing) Gahr. He married Sue Ann Lemons on October 9, 1954. She preceded him in death on July 22, 2008.

He was a Graduate of Lincoln Christian University in 1955, a lifetime member of Lincoln Christian University Alumni Association, and recipient of the Restoration Award in 1971.

He was the first Executive Director of Christian Homes in Lincoln, Illinois and Retired from Christian Homes in 2001.
He was a member of Grand Lodge of AF & AM Lodge 210 where he served as Chaplain. He was a Master Mason for 50 years.

He was a Director on the Logan County Bank Board and the Lincoln Public Library Board in Lincoln, Illinois. He was also a member of the Kiwanis Club of Lincoln where he served as President in 1982-1983.

George served as the President of the Illinois Nursing Home Association in 1974, and also was inducted into the Senior Adult Hall of Fame by the Christian Benevolent Association in 2003.

He loved his work and his family, and was an avid Cardinal Baseball Fan. He will be missed by his friends and family.

He is survived by two daughters, Patti (and Dan) Becker of Lincoln and Rebecca (and Bruce) Davidson of Rainier, Wash.; two sons, George Daniel Gahr and Bruce Andrew Gahr of Lincoln; and four grandchildren, Hilary and Aaron Becker of Lincoln, George Zachary Gahr (and Tara) of Normal and Emily M. Gahr of Indianapolis, Ind.; sister Karolyn (and Jake) Frye of Chandler, AZ., brother William (and Kay) Gahr of Chesterfield, IL, and brother John (and Susan) Gahr of Afton, TX.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Sue, and sisters Joanne Scarborough and Gwendolyn Staten.

Memorial donations may be made to The Christian Village, Lincoln Christian Church, Lincoln Christian University, or to Little Galilee Christian Assembly.

William Rees

[April 11, 2012LINCOLN -- William Jonathan Rees, infant son of Jeremy and Lizzy Rees, died Thursday, April 5, 2012.

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God received William Jonathan Rees, infant son of Jeremy and Lizzy Rees and brother to Everett Lyle Rees, into Heaven on Thursday, April 5, 2012.

He will be sweetly remembered here as he rests in the never failing care and love of our Lord while his family of grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins awaits the day of seeing him in Glory.

William will be laid to rest with his great-grandfather, John Brown, in a private graveside service.

Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln has been entrusted with his care.

Roger Bradburn

[March 29, 2012LINCOLN -- Roger L. Bradburn, 54, of Lincoln, died Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

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Roger Lynn Bradburn, 54, of Lincoln, Illinois passed away March 28, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield surrounded by his loving family.

Visitation will be from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Sunday April 1, 2012 at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln. Funeral services will be Monday, April 2, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. also at the funeral home. Cremation rites will then be accorded.

Roger was born March 27, 1958 in Lincoln, Illinois the son of Joseph and
Mina Bradburn. He married Debbie Deavers on May 7, 1982.

He is survived by his wife Debbie of Lincoln and mother Mina also of Lincoln, daughter Betty Jo Bradburn of Lincoln, sons Jason Davenport of Lincoln and Charlie Davenport of Jacksonville, seven grandchildren, brothers: James (Sheila) Bradburn of Lincoln, Larry (Patty) Bradburn of Lincoln, Marvin Bradburn of
Lincoln, Joe Crane of California, and Sister Rosie Gilliland of Springfield.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Roger was a member of the Full Gospel Evangelistic Center, Eagles Lodge of Lincoln, APA, Sportsmans Club of Lincoln, The NRA, and the Professional Bowling Association. He was also a member of the band Nashville Express where he played bass guitar.

Memorial donations may be made to the family and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Florence Luebchow

[March 01, 2012LINCOLN -- Florence Luebchow, 94, of Flora, formerly of Lincoln, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at the Clay County Hospital in Flora.

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Florence Luebchow, 94, of Flora, Illinois, formerly of Lincoln, passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at the Clay County Hospital in Flora.


Visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln with a funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m.  Burial will be at New Union Cemetery following the service.


Florence was born February 3, 1918 in Springfield, Illinois the daughter of William and Ethel Hohenstein.


She married Harold Luebchow July 6, 1946 in Springfield, Illinois.


Florence is survived by her son and daughter James E. (Harriet) Luebchow of Hinsdale, IL and Susan E. (Wayne) Hurliman of Flora, IL.  She is also survived by six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, in 1967, and by her brother Rayburn Hohenstein and sisters Dorothy Parker, Mary Temple, and Bettie Cartwright.

Florence was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lincoln.  She retired in 1986 from her position as Secretary for the Logan County Highway Department for 23 years.  She was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and the Lincoln Woman's Club.

Memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of
Lincoln or W.I.L.L. F.M. Radio Station.

Arthur Awick

[February 21, 2012LINCOLN -- Arthur F. Awick, 100, of Lincoln, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at St. Clara's Manor.

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Arthur F. Awick, 100, of Lincoln, Died Sunday, February 19, 2012 at St.
Clara’s Manor in Lincoln.

A funeral service will be held at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, February 25, 2011 with Pastor Steve Blaum and Pastor Carroll Richards officiating. Burial will follow in Old Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

Arthur was born December 16, 1911 in Lincoln. The son of John and Katherine Awick.

He is survived by nephews Dale Awick and Larry (Debbie) Awick, nieces Shirley Klockenga, Marilyn (Joe) Hayward, LaVonne Morrow, Myra (Curt) McConnell, and Nancy (Richard) Canova.

Arthur was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Lawrence Awick and
Leslie Awick and sister Edith Awick.

He was lifelong resident of Lincoln as well as being a lifetime member of the
Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Lincoln.

He retired from the dietary department of the Lincoln Developmental Center.

Memorials may be made to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Betty Purdue

[February 14, 2012LINCOLN -- Betty Jean Purdue, 87, of Lincoln, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at The Christian Village Nursing Home.

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Betty Jean Purdue, 87, of Lincoln passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at the Christian Village Nursing Home.

Funeral Services will be held at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Laible officiating. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Lincoln, IL.

There will be no public visitation.

Betty was born April 14, 1924 in Lincoln, Illinois the daughter of Barney Lela (Sullivan) Malony.

She married Gerald Purdue in September 0f 1945. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by her sons Stephen (Diana) Purdue of Lincoln, IL. and Gary (Susan) Purdue of Cincinnati, OH.; Grandchildren; Todd Purdue of Quincy, IL., Rod Purdue of Clinton,IL., Tim Purdue of Springfield, MO, Wendy Croegaert of Heyworth, IL., Bridget of Columbia, OH, Martha (James) Monroe of Lexington, KY, eleven Great-Grandchildren, 3 Great-great Grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Lincoln as well as being a member of IBEW, The Eagles Lodge, KC's Daughters of Isabella and the American Legion Auxiliary. Betty was a telephone operator for 30 years.

Memorial donations may be made to Holy Family Church or to the organization of the donor's choice and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Marion 'Doc' Henderson

[May 04, 2012LINCOLN -- Marion W. "Doc," Henderson, 89, of Lincoln, died at home on Friday, May 4, 2012.

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Marion W. "Doc" Henderson, 89, of Lincoln, passed away May 4, 2012 at home surrounded by his family.  


Visitation will be Sunday, May 6, 2012 from 4-7 PM at Henderson Hall on the campus of Lincoln  Christian University. Funeral services will be 10 AM Monday, May 7, 2012 at Lincoln Christian Church. Burial will follow at Zion Cemetery In Lincoln.


Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln is handling arrangements.


Marion was born December 22, 1922 in Sorrento, IL. the son of Charles and Henrietta (Wright) Henderson.  He married Vera Martin, his high school sweetheart, from Mulberry Grove, IL on March 28, 1943.  She preceded him in death on April 16, 2009.

He served as an Army Medical Corpsman during WW II.  Marion graduated from Lincoln Bible Institute and Greenville College and then went on to earn his PHD from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.

He was a New Testament professor at Lincoln Bible Institute and then Lincoln Christian College from 1951-1976.  He then moved to Florida Christian College where he served as a New Testament professor and then College President from 1976-1986.  Mr. Henderson then retired from Lincoln Christian College where he served as a New Testament Professor, Special Assistant to the President, men's basketball and baseball coach for over 20 years, and Athletic Director.


His preaching ministries included Chandlerville, Scottsburg, Indiana, and South Fork Church of Christ near Rochester, IL.

Surviving are his three daughters:  Jane Vincent of Lincoln, Il.; Jill Thornton (Don) of Auburn, Il.; and Judy Givan (Todd) of Lincoln, Il., six grandchildren:  Chad Givan (Liliana) of Springfield, IL; Kallie Truelove (Beau) of Ridgefarm, IL; Clint Thornton of Springfield, IL; Dusty Givan (Devlyn) of Shelbyville, KY; Cole Thornton (Megan) of Springfield, IL.; and Kade Vincent (Katie) serving in the USAF; great grandchildren:  Kandon, Karson, Kalvin, and Kristian Truelove; Maria Givan; Jackson Thornton; and Michael Givan; sisters:  Marie Yates of Greenville, IL; Myrna Beesley of Taylor, MI.; and Melba Bone of Florissant, MO; also surviving is special family friend and caregiver Paula Parrett.

Memorial donations may be made to Memorial Home Hospice or to the family to establish a scholarship fund for preaching ministry students.

Sharon Wilson

[May 02, 2012LINCOLN -- Sharon Lee Lambert Wilson, 71, of Lincoln, died Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

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Sharon Lee (Lambert) Wilson, 71, of Lincoln, passed away April 28, 2012 at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.


There will be no public services. Cremation rites have been accorded and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

 

Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Sharon was born June 9, 1940 in Monticello, IA, the daughter of Everett and Edith (Cooper) Lambert.

 

She graduated from Monticello High School in Monticello, IA in 1958.  She retired from K-Mart and was also employed at Thornton's Fuel CO.  She was a member of the Oasis Senior Center in Lincoln.


Surviving are her children: daughter Gail (Paul) Lemmer-Parson of Lincoln; son Gary (Linda) Lemmer of Alpharetta, GA.; daughter Terri Jo Lemmer of Hawaii; daughter Sue (Greg) Smith of Lincoln; daughter Kelli Wilson-Todd of Linn, MO; 9 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sister Judy Siebels of Springdale, AK.; sister Bonnie Shovrek of Rockford, IL.; and many nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her grandson Christopher Todd, her great-grandson Robbie Baldoni, and sisters June Bader-Bercaw and Carol Merfeld.

Memorial donations may be made to the family.

Billy Kirk

[May 07, 2012LINCOLN -- Billy R. Kirk, 52, of Lincoln, died Friday, May 4, 2012, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

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LINCOLN - Billy R. Kirk, loving father and husband, passed away May 4, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.


Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Monday, May 7, 2012 at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln.  Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM Tuesday, May 8, 2012 also at the funeral home with Russ Johnson officiating.  Burial will follow in Harmony Cemetery, Beason.


Billy was born July 21, 1959 in Lincoln, IL. the son of William and Myrtle (Frost) Kirk.  He married Mariann Landers on December 30, 2005.

Surviving are his wife Mariann Kirk, son Kevin, and daughters Autumn, Elizabeth, and Rebecca ; his brother Dean (Jason) Kirk and sisters Cindy (Rick) Williams and Barb (Troy) Grass. Many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles also survive.

Memorials may be made to the family and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Shirley Brown


WARRENSBURG -- Shirley Rose Brown, 76, of Warrensburg, died Monday, May 21, 2012, in Indianapolis, Ind.

Shirley Rose Brown, 76, of Warrensburg, IL., passed from this world to be with Jesus, her husband, parents, brothers and sisters in Heaven on May 21, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana, surrounded by her family who loved her dearly.

Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Thursday, May 24, 2012 at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home in Decatur. Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM on Friday, May 25, 2012 at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home in Decatur with Pastor Travis Bodden officiating. Burial will follow in Boiling Springs Cemetery. Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley was born April 22, 1936 in Herrick, Illinois to Elijah and Velma (Warren) Sarver. She married Derald A. Brown July 25, 1954 in Decatur, Illinois. He preceded her in death November 22, 2001.

Shirley is survived by her children Scott (Dawn) Brown of Lincoln, Illinois, Kathy (Rick) Fite of Warrensburg, Illinois, and Sarah (Donovan) Lacox of Decatur, Illinois. Grandchildren; Karey (Rob) Vacca of Heyworth, Andy Brown of Lincoln, Taylor Wood of Warrensburg, Spencer Lacox of Decatur, Loan (Binh) Nguyen of Lincoln, Thao (Michael) Mayberry of Atlanta, and Rick Fite Jr. of Decatur. Great-grandchildren; Jesisca Nguyen and Christopher Duong of Lincoln, Ayden and Michael Vacca of Heyworth, Chase and Emily Mayberry of Atlanta, and R.J. and Jaret Fite of Harristown. Also surviving are sisters Rubye (Wayne) Peckert and Joann Brewer, brothers Bob (Ursula) Sarver and Roger (Marilyn) Sarver, sister in laws Ruth (Charles) Hilliard and Lolela Freeman along with several loved nieces and nephews.

Shirley dedicated her entire life to her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great- grandmother. She was affectionately called "Old Grandma" by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Shirley loved to see her family smile when all gathered together for holiday festivities and would spend her last dime to achieve this. Shirley stayed active and was a hard worker up to her last day on this earth.

She was equally devoted to a very special group of friends from Warrensburg who regularly played cards, ate out, traveled and visited the "River Boat."

Shirley was loved and admired by everyone around her. She will be sorely missed, but has left pleasant memories of dedication to family and friends that will often bring smiles to all who knew her.

George Isham

[May 23, 2012LINCOLN -- George Isham, 76, of Lincoln, died Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in Monahans, Texas. Arrangements are pending at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln.

Visitation: (arrangements pending)

Service: (arrangements pending)

Funeral home: Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home

Edward Malerich

June 28, 2012]  LINCOLN -- Edward M. Malerich, 95, former mayor of Lincoln, died Thu [ rsday, June 21, 2012, at St. Clara's Manor.

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Edward Marion Malerich, former Mayor of Lincoln from 1965-1981, passed away Thursday, June 21st in the noon hour at St. Clara's Manor in Lincoln, Illinois.

He is survived by his wife Virginia and their 5 children, Edward Paul, Jon Frederick, Thomas Martin (Rebecca), Mary Elizabeth Ellinghaus (R.W. Chip), and June Alice Humphreys (David), 10 grandchildren, 2 Great-Grandchildren and his sisters Florence Malerich House and Judy Malerich Cortelloni.

Born Marion Edward on July 7th, 1916, the first of three children to Ed and Violet Martin Malerich, the family built a house on what is now Woodlawn Road and settled there in 1926.

After graduating from Lincoln High School where he was active on both the football and basketball teams, he attended the University of Illinois, majoring in Industrial Engineering. After graduating, Malerich worked at International Harvester in Moline, where he was also a statistician for the Moline Plows, a minor league baseball team associated with the Chicago Cubs, and at Caterpillar in Decatur.  

He married Virginia House on November 4th, 1939 in Moline Illinois, and they later settled at 520 N. College St. in Lincoln.

Volunteering for the Navy in 1943, he served as an Engineering Officer (Lieutenant, Jr. Gd.) during WW2 on a PCE 868.

In 1946, Malerich returned to Lincoln, going into the dry cleaning business with his father and brother James, with whom he also crop dusted.  Malerich & Sons Dry Cleaning was at the corner of Pekin and Sangamon streets until 1978.

In 1964 he was elected Mayor of Lincoln and served in office from 1965-1981.

Employed by the state, he retired from his job as Business Administrator for the Lincoln State Prison in 1981.

Ed was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lincoln, where he served as Deacon and Elder.

The former Mayor was residing at St. Clara's after a fall in 2011 compromised his ability to walk.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother James Malerich.

Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Sunday, July 1, 2012 at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM Monday, July 2, 2012 also at the funeral home with Pastor Phil Blackburn officiating.  Burial will follow in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

Mina Bradburn


[June 22, 2012]  LINCOLN -- Mina Lavonne Bradburn, 75, of Lincoln, died Thursday, June 21, 2012, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

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Mina Lavonne Bradburn, 75, of Lincoln passed away June 21, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Monday, June 25, 2012 at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln. Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM Tuesday, June 26, 2012 also at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Stanford, IL.

Mina was born August 22, 1936 in Lincoln, IL the daughter of Otis and Dorothy (Shirts) Hulva. She married Joseph Bradburn. He preceded her in death.

She was a member and former president of the Lincoln Eagles Lodge. She was a member of the Oasis. Mina retired from Lincoln Developmental Center after many years. She was also a waitress at the Tropics and Hotel Lincoln. Mina loved to fish and was a member of the Lincoln Sportsman's club. She won many blue ribbons at the bake off at the Logan County Fair.

Surviving are: her sons Jim and wife Sheila Bradburn of Lincoln; Larry and wife Patty Bradburn of Lincoln; and Marvin "Bird" Bradburn of Lincoln; 12 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and brother Marvin and wife Sherry Hulva of Decatur.

She was preceded in death by her parents, former husband Joe Bradburn, son Roger Bradburn, and sister Marilyn.

Memorials may be made to the family and will be accepted at the funeral home.

James 'Jack' DuPuy


[June 22, 2012]  LINCOLN -- James "Jack" Newton DuPuy, 72, of Lincoln, died Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Maple Ridge Care Centre.

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James "Jack" Newton DuPuy, 72, of Lincoln, passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Maple Ridge Care Centre.

Jack was born on July 26, 1939 in Beckley, WV the son of Elbert Newton and Ruth Christine Griffenhagen DuPuy.

Jack graduated from Duke University with a degree in Accounting in 1962. He served 8 years in the National Guard. He was a CPA and had worked for Arthur Andersen in Chicago and the State of Illinois Department of Lottery in Springfield. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Springfield.

He is survived by two children, Catherine Ann DuPuy of Columbus, OH and Alfred Castle DuPuy of Toronto, Canada; two brothers, Karl DuPuy of Washington, DC and William DuPuy of Spring Green, WI, and five grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at a later date in Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Foundation of the Quincy Area, P.O. Box 741, Quincy, IL 62306.

Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln is in charge of arrangements.

Janice Howe


[June 12, 2012]  LINCOLN -- Janice L. Howe, 72, of Mount Pulaski, died Thursday, June 7, 2012, at home with her family.

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Janice L. Howe, 72, of Mt. Pulaski, passed away June 7, 2012 at home with her family.

Janice was born May 25, 1940 in Mt. Pulaski, IL., the daughter of Lawrence Howe and Marjorie (Donnan) Howe.  She married Keith Howe.  He preceded her in death in 1987.

She was a member of Paint Fork Baptist Church in Mars Hill, NC.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 PM Monday, June 11, 2012 at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln with Chaplain John from Memorial Home Hospice officiating.

Cremation rites have been accorded and burial will be at a later date at Lake Bank Cemetery.

Surviving are her daughter Robin (Warren) Ray of Mars Hill, NC; grandchildren:  Tiffany, Traci, Jordan, Ryan, Trevor, and Natalee; great grandchildren:  Skye, Brandon, Hunter, Austin, Cooper, and Jaedyn; sister Joyce (Jerry) Maxheimer of Mt. Pulaski, IL.; and sister in law Wanda Howe of Lincoln, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her son Tony Howe.

Memorial donations may be made to Memorial Hospice and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Robert Gleichman

[June 12, 2012]  LINCOLN -- Robert Gleichman, of Des Plaines, died May 2, 2012, at his home. Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln is handling arrangements.

Visitation: (arrangements pending)

Service: (arrangements pending)

Funeral home: Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home

Daniel J. Deffenbaugh

LINCOLN - Daniel J. Deffenbaugh, 64, of Lincoln, passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at Advocate Bromenn Medical Center in Bloomington.

Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2012 until the time of the memorial service at 4:00 p.m. at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln with Reverend Ron Otto officiating.

Daniel was born on May 28, 1948 in Nyssa, Oregon, the son of Roy Lee and Gladys Fern Deffenbaugh. He married Jacquelyn Boughan on September 30, 1970 in Lincoln.

He is survived by his wife, Jacquelyn; two daughters, Danita (Marty) Steffens of Normal and Jaimie Rich of Lincoln; five brothers; two sisters; five grandchildren, Brandon and Briana Chrisman, Terrance and Ashtin Hyde and Zachary Rich; three step grandchildren, Caleb, Connor, and Caelyn Steffens; and many nieces and nephews.

He worked for PPG Industry and was an Association Manager for Lincoln Bowling Association. He was an avid bowler and had 8 perfect games. He was a Chicago White Sox Fan and the family attended Lincoln Christian Church.

Memorial donations may be made to the family.

Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Pallis R. DOWNING

WATERFORD, MI - Pallis R. Downing of Waterford, MI formerly of Muskegon, MI and Lincoln, IL, died June 11, 2012 at 95 years of age. Loving wife of the late Fred Downing whom she married February 27, 1942. Loving mother of David (Sandra) Downing and Dan (Jody) Downing and the late Susan Mary Downing; grandmother of 3; great grandmother of 7; sister of Edith DiGivanna and the late Jewell and the late Joyce Pharis.

Pallis was raised in Lincoln where she met and married her husband Fred, and moved to Muskegon, MI where they raised their family. She worked at Lakos Steakhouse in Muskegon, MI until her retirement. She loved reading, flower gardening and bird watching. Funeral service Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 1 PM at COATS FUNERAL HOME, 3141 Sashabaw Rd., Waterford, MI. Burial Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 11 AM at New Union Cemetery, Lincoln, IL. Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer, Alzheimer's Association or Good Samaritan Fund at Canterbury-on-the-Lake, 5601 Hatchery Rd., Waterford, MI 48329. To send a private condolence to the family go to www.CoatsFuneralHom e.com/Obituaries.

Ronald Frakes Sr.

[May 30, 2012]  LINCOLN -- Ronald E. Frakes Sr., 73, of Lincoln, died at home on Sunday, May 27, 2012.

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Ronald E. Frakes, Sr. of Lincoln, died May 27, 2012 at home surrounded by his loving family.

Visitation will be 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM Thursday, May 31, 2012 at Lincoln Church of God. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 1:00 PM also at the church with Pastor Doug Bowers officiating. Burial will follow inNew Union Cemetery, Lincoln. Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln is handling arrangements.

Ronald was born November 19, 1938 in Middletown, IL., the son of Ernest L. and Bessie (Graham) Frakes. He married Margaret Gannon September 1, 1972. They were happily married for 38 years and raised four daughters together.

Surviving are his wife Margaret of Lincoln; children: Ron Frakes Jr. of Beason, IL., Shiela Frakes of Florida, Connie Purdue of Lincoln, IL., Tammy (Mike) O’Brien of Emden, IL., Dana Heyen of Middletown, IL., and Erica Frakes-Stagnolia of Lincoln, IL. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, sister Zelma Angelista of Arkansas, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 sisters.

Ron worked at MII for 28 years while also being a gunsmith for many years. He enjoyed making muzzleloaders along with accessories and refurbishing long stock guns. He also enjoyed woodworking by hand in his own home. He made things like a traditional step stool for each of his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He loved honoring our veterans and was extremely faithful to the beliefs of the NRA: the right to bear arms and freedom of speech. Most importantly, Ron and his beloved wife Margaret enjoyed celebrating Independence Day by shooting a display of fireworks with the National Anthem and Taps playing in the background followed by a speech for the veterans given by his daughter. He celebrated 38 years for the veterans and for our freedom. All of this showed his appreciation for his and our freedom.

Please remember the good times you had with Ron and that you are not saying goodbye, you are just parting until at another time and in another place you will see each other again. See you soon. He is on his greatest journey and is watching over all of his loved ones. He was a beloved son, brother, husband, papa, and most of all beloved Father he didn't have to be.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s or to the NRA.

Imo McCray

[August 09, 2012ELKHART -- Imo Pankey McCray, 95, of Elkhart, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at 5:53 p.m. at The Christian Village in Lincoln.

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Imo Pankey McCray, 95, of Elkhart, went to be with the Lord at 5:53 PM on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at The Christian Village in Lincoln, IL.

Visitation will be from 5-7 PM on Sunday, August 12, 2012 at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Monday, August 13, 2012 at Elkhart United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Elkhart Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Downs Syndrome Research or to the Elkhart United Methodist Church and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Imo was born September 14, 1916 in Elkhart, IL., the daughter of Eugene Pankey and Nancy Merritt Pankey. She married Arthur McCray on September 23, 1939 in St. Charles, MO. He preceded her in death on November 17, 1966.

She was a member of the Elkhart United Methodist Church and the Elkhart Ladies Auxiliary. She was employed as a custodian for the Elkhart Community Bank for more than 20 years.

Surviving are: sons Robert McCray and his wife Donna of Chatham, IL. and Jerry McCray and his wife Kristin of LAs Vegas, NV.; five grandchildren: Sarah, Teresa, Jason, Dawn, and Shawn; seven great grandchildren; sisters: Ruth Werkman and her husband Fritz of Lincoln, IL, Gladys Guinn of Elkhart, IL., and Nancy Pankey of Elkhart, IL.; brother Harold Pankey and his wife Mary of Elkhart, IL.; sister in laws Pat Pankey of Virginia, IL. and Gladys Pankey of Springfield, IL; she is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Arthur, her son Thomas McCray, a stillborn daughter, her brothers Eugene Pankey, Harland Pankey, and Donald Pankey, her twin sister Inez Bohn, and her sister Edna Maude Pankey.

Zona Schafer



[July 30, 2012MIDDLETOWN -- Zona Gae Schafer, 86, of Middletown, died Thursday, July 26, 2012, at her home.

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Zona Gae Schafer, 86, of Middletown, passed away July 26, 2012 at her residence.

Visitation will be from 2-4 PM Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at Park Meadows Baptist Church. Funeral services will be at 4 PM Tuesday also at the church with Pastor S.M. Davis officiating. Burial will be at 1 PM Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Riverton.

Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Zona was born May 10, 1926 in Petersburg, IL., the daughter of Louis Tobias Jr. and Zella LaBerta (Tuttle) Heyen. She married Russell Lee Schafer on July 10, 1944. He preceded her in death on April 10, 2004.

Zona was a member of Park Meadows Baptist Church where she was a devoted and faithful servant. She loved her church and her family.

Surviving are her daughter Sandra "Sandy" (Tony) Wieber of Martinsville, IL.; son Gary (Janet) Schafer of Lincoln, IL.; daughter Marsha (Charley) Miller of Middletown, IL.; daughter Pamela (David) Matthews of Bay City, IL.; three grandchildren; four great grandchildren; brother Don (Bernice) Heyen of Mt. Pulaski, IL.; brother Larry (Bonnie) Heyen of Indian Point, IL.; and brother Allen (Marilyn) Heyen of Greenview, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Russell, grandchildren Chad Wieber, Gary Schafer Jr., and Rusty Lee Austin, and sisters Leona May and Donna Jean.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Zona's memory to Park Meadows Baptist Church or to Memorial Home Hospice.

Glenn Shelton II


[July 20, 2012LINCOLN -- Glenn Shelton II, 46, of Lincoln, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at 11:25 a.m. at the Christian Nursing Home.

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Glenn Shelton II, 46, of Lincoln, passed away July 18, 2012 at 11:25 AM at The Christian Nursing Home.

Homegoing services will be held Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Springfield, IL with Reverend Glenn Shelton and Reverend Dr. George W Waddles officiating.  Friends and family may visit with the Shelton family at the church from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM.  

Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln is handling arrangements.

Glenn was born June 30, 1966 in Springfield, IL, the son of Glenn and Ginger (Redd) Shelton.  He proudly served his country in the United States Army.  He was a member of Second Baptist Church in Lincoln, IL. where he sang in the choir.  He was a free spirit that loved people and was loved by many people.  He could always make you laugh.

Surviving are his maternal grandmother Gladys Herrington of Lincoln, IL.; his paternal grandmother Vivian Shelton of Springfield, IL. his parents Reverend Glenn and Ginger Shelton of Lincoln, IL.; sister Sidney Reveter of Springfield, IL.; sister Wendy (Emanuel) Butler of Lincoln, IL.; sister Leslie (Greg) Phillips of The Colony, TX.; sister Rhonda (Mark) Dawson of Lincoln, IL.; brother Blake Shelton, United States Navy; brother Wayne Jones of Lincoln, IL; his children:  Ryan Jelks of Decatur, IL.; Nicole, Raven, and Glenn Shelton III all of Springfield, IL.  He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Memorial donations may be made to Second Baptist Church, Lincoln.

Susan Plummer Robinson Hutchcraft


[July 22, 2012LINCOLN -- Susan Diane Plummer Robinson Hutchcraft, 64, of Lincoln, died Friday, July 20, 2012, at Maple Ridge Care Centre.

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Susan Diane Plummer Robinson Hutchcraft, 64, of Lincoln, passed away July 20, 2012 at Maple Ridge Care Centre in Lincoln.

Visitation will be from 6-8 PM Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln.  Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, July 25, 2012 also at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Union Station Cemetery, Union, IL.

Sue was born November 27, 1947 in Decatur, IL., the daughter of R. Duane and Shirley (Duncan) Wallace.  She married Kenneth "Cotton" Robinson.  He preceded her in death in 2006.  She later married Greg Hutchcraft.

She was a member of Open Arms Christian Fellowship, an LPN, held her CDL license as a truck driver, loved to dance, loved life and family, and loved to laugh.

Surviving are her husband Greg Hutchcraft of Lincoln; son Fred Clinton "Clint" (Stacy) Plummer of Lincoln; son Joseph Edward "Joe" (Josie) Plummer of Lincoln; son Matthew Duane "Matt" (Anissa) Plummer of East Peoria; son Dallas Clayton Robinson of Gibson City; son Cody Austin Robinson of Melvin ; son John (Billie Jo) Denny of Lincoln; son Dale Denny of Gibson City; brother Bill (Lana) Wallace of Oreana; brother Jerry (Joy) Wallace of Clinton; 20 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild on the way.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband "Cotton."

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Open Arms Christian Fellowship and will be accepted at the funeral home.

William 'Everett' Kennett

[July 19, 2012LAWNDALE -- William "Everett" Kennett, 80, of Lawndale, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at St. Clara's Manor in Lincoln.

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Lawndale - William "Everett" Kennett,, 80, of Lawndale, IL., passed away July 18, 2012 at St. Clara's Manor.

Visitation will be Monday, July 23, 2012 from 5-7 PM at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, July 24, 2012 also at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Lawndale Cemetery.

Everett was born May 6, 1932 in Cornland, IL., the son of William Howard and Goldie (Hunter) Kennett. He married Lois Purdue on October 29, 1950 in Lincoln, IL. She preceded him in death on August 17, 2009.

He was a faithful member of Lincoln Christian Church, retired in 1998 as Fire Chief after 28 years of service, worked for more than 20 years as a hearing officer for the Illinois Department of Transportation, was on the board of trustees for the rural fire department for more than 30 years, was a member of the Masonic Lodge #210 Blue Lodge, a member of Lincoln Sportsman's Club, and was assistant coach for the SCTP kid's trap shooting team for many years.

Everett loved to fish, hunt pheasants, quail, and rabbits, and competitively shoot black powder and trap.

He is survived by: son William Howard "Bird Dog" Kennett (Sharon) of Broadwell, IL.; daughter Karen (Jerry) Birdwell of Lincoln, IL.; son Mark Leroy (Tamara) Kennett of Emden, IL.; son Timothy (Tami) Kennett of Lincoln, IL.; son Douglas Lee Kennett of Lincoln, IL.; 8 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; sister Margie Hense of California; sister Pauline White of Lincoln, IL.; and sister Loretta (Bob) Molloy of Arizona.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Lois, and sister Juanita Millard.

Memorial donations may be made to The Harvest of Talents For World Hunger and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Candace Barr Doty

[July 05, 2012LINCOLN -- Candace Lee Barr Doty, 71, of Lincoln, formerly of both Benld and Lincoln, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at 12:22 p.m. at her son's home in Middletown.

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Candace Lee Barr Doty, 71, of Lincoln, formerly of both Benld/Lincoln, died at 12:22 p.m., on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at her son's residence in Middletown.

Holland  Barry & Bennett Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

She was born on Sunday, March 9, 1941, in Mattoon, a daughter of Estel Edwin and Lydia Alleen Adair Barr.

She worked for Maple Ridge Nursing Home in Lincoln, for 13 1/2 yrs. until her retirement.

She loved the outdoors, camping, hunting, and she really loved fishing. She enjoyed baking, crossword puzzles.

Survivors include four sons- Tony Barr of Beason, Walter Martin of Hillsboro, Mark(Cynthia) Martin of Staunton, and Alexander Doty (Latosha Skelton-Doty) of Middletown.

Grandkids- Luke Barr of Beason, Darylan Barr of Bowling Brook, Valerie (Daniel) Pumphrey of Richlands, NC, Derek Martin (Nikki Hockett), Jaden and Makaela Martin of Hillsboro, Braden Grejtak, Codey and Dylan Martin all of Staunton, Whitney Gretjak (Mike Markezick) of Mt. Olive, Jordan Martin (Marty Forbes) of Benld, Alexander Doty and Kayden Skelton, Kendal Skelton-Doty all of Middletown.

Great-grandkids- Dalton, Jillian, Gwendolyn and Greer Martin all of Hillsboro. Kolson Bruhn and Trent Markezich both of Mt. Olive, and Hunter Forbes of Benld. Sophie Pumphrey of Richlands, NC.

Survivors include two sisters, Patricia Jones and Lisa Barr both of Hillsboro, along with several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother David, a daughter-in-law, Rene Barr, and her nephew, Rod Schleder.

Cremation rites have been accorded.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Memorials are to be made to Holland and Barry & Bennett Funeral Home.

Frances Kendrick


Frances M. Kendrick, 97, of Lincoln, passed away October 3, 2012 at the Christian Nursing Home in Lincoln.

Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM Saturday also at the funeral home with Father Fontana officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Lincoln.

Frances was born August 27, 1915 in Lincoln, IL., the daughter of Michael and Manda (Zupan) Verban. She married Franklin M. Kendrick on December 26, 1955 in Lincoln, IL. He preceded her in death on January 27, 1972.

She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Lincoln, was a real estate agent for 30 years, formerly worked for the state of Illinois as a seed analyst, attended Lincoln Business College for 2 years, and was a member of the Lincoln Elks Club.

Surviving are her nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Franklin, brothers Steve, Matt, and Emil and sisters Katherine Verban and Mary McGee.

Memorial donations may be made to Little City Foundation, 1760 West Algonquin Road, Palatine, IL 60067.

Grace Sasse

Grace Elizabeth Sasse, infant daughter of Nathan and Elizabeth (Schertz) Sasse, returned to the One who gave her on September 27, 2012 at St. John's Hospital.

 

Grace is survived by her parents Nathan and Elizabeth Sasse of Chestnut, IL; her maternal grandparents Doug and Lori Schertz of Metamora, IL.; her paternal grandparents David and Gail Sasse of Beason, IL.; her maternal great grandmother Ruby Bodtke of Dunlap, IL.; her paternal great grandmother Lorraine Sasse of Lincoln, IL.; and several aunts and uncles.

 

She was preceded in death by her maternal great grandparents James E. Bodtke Jr. and Chester H. and Helen Schertz and by her paternal great grandparents Harold Sasse and Harold and Rosemary Apel.

Private family service will be held. Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln is handling arrangements.

The family wishes to extend a special Thank You to the staff at St. John's Hospital for their compassionate care.

Memorials may be made in Grace's name to the Ronald McDonald House, 610 North 7th Street, Springfield, IL  62702.

Virginia 'Carol' Vogel

Virginia "Carol" Vogel, 71, of Lincoln, went to be with the Lord at 10:45 PM on September 25, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.

Visitation will be from 4-6 PM Sunday, September 30, 2012 at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL. Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM Monday, October 1, 2012 at Lincoln Christian Church with visitation from 9:00 AM until the time of the service. Burial will follow in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln, IL.

Carol was born July 3, 1941 in Danville, IL., the daughter of Sidney and Bertha (Kerr) Arnett. She married Benjamin Vogel on June 4, 1961 in Catlin, IL. They celebrated 51 loving years of marriage together.

Surviving are her husband Benjamin "Ben" of Lincoln, IL. and her daughter Kristine "Kris" (Nathan) Dolbeare of Golden, CO.


She was preceded in death by her parents and her son Kenneth Vogel.

Carol was a member of Lincoln Christian Church for over 50 years. She spent 23 of those years in the toddler program at the church. She was a member of the Encourager's Sunday School Class. She was a member of the TOPS club of Lincoln and was an active volunteer for the Pregnancy Resource Center for 10 years. Carol proudly raised more than $5,000 annually for the Walk For Life. She was employed as a nurse for Christian Homes for 25 years. She worked along side her husband with the Lincoln Area Tape Ministry for 40 years.

Memorial donations may be made to the Pregnancy Resource Center in Lincoln, IL. and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Richard Elliott

Richard Lee Elliott, 47, of Decatur, passed away September 25, 2012 at home surrounded by his family.

Richard was born April 17, 1965 in Oceanside, CA., the son of Roger Lee Elliott and Andra Kay Baginski.
He married Janet McCune on September 14, 2011.

He was employed at Caterpillar in Decatur, IL.

Surviving are his parents, his wife Janet Elliott of Decatur, his children Casey and Kassidy Elliott of Decatur, his sister Rhonda (Todd) Garner of Decatur, and his brother Shawn (Beckie) Taylor of Lincoln.A private family service will be held to honor Richard's life.

Memorial donations may be made to the family and will be accepted by Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home, PO Box 623, Lincoln, IL 62656.

Virginia Shreve

Virginia L. Shreve, 73, of Lincoln, passed away September 14, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center.

Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln. Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM also on Wednesday at the funeral home with Rev. Dennis Shull officiating. Burial will follow in Steenbergen Cemetery, Mt. Pulaski, IL.

Virginia was born on January 30, 1939 in Lincoln, IL. to Glenn and Helen Gill. She married Clyde J. Shreve on December 23, 1956 in Mt. Pulaski, IL.

She is survived by her husband Clyde Shreve of Lincoln; four daughters: Deborah Hamann of Lincoln, Brenda (Mike) Kodatt of Lincoln, Angela (Brian) Jenkins of New Holland, and Misty Maxey (Matt Haynes) of Lincoln; two sons: David Shreve of Florida and Daniel (Shannon) Shreve of Lincoln. She has 4 brothers: Richard (Shirley) Gill of Clinton, Robert (Esther) Gill of Lincoln, Roger (Cindy) Gill of Lincoln, and Rex Gill of Lincoln. She is survived by 6 sisters: Betty (Ronald) Hulva of East Peoria, Dorothy (Jerry) Dambacher of Lincoln, Shirley (Darrell) Dambacher of Lake Fork, Georgia (Larry) Horchem of Lincoln, and Ruth Stiles of Lincoln. 22 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters Wanda Cross of San Jose and Marilyn McCray of Lincoln, and one great grandchild.

She was of the Southern Baptist faith and was a homemaker.

Memorial donations may be made to Weldon Baptist Church and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Nina Wellman

Nina Jane Wellman, 85, of Lincoln, passed away September 12, 2012 at The Christian Village with her family by her side.

Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Monday, September 17, 2012 at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln. Funeral services will be at 7:00 that evening also at the funeral home. Burial will be at 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at Hoult Cemetery in Chrisman, Illinois.Nina was born February 18, 1927 in Homer, Illinois to William Frank Hise and Iva Estelle (Palmer) Hise. She married Marvin Hugh Wellman. He preceded her in death on October 8, 1984.

Surviving are her daughter Patricia (Larry) Turner of Lincoln, IL.; daughter Marvida "Dee Dee" (Victor) Misner of Tuscola, IL.; son Marvin (Diane) Wellman of Portland, OR; daughter Penny (Tim) Goble of ,Fithian, IL.; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and brother Frank (Myrna) Hise of Covngton, IN.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Ralph McCormick

Ralph B. McCormick, 54, of Lincoln, passed away September 11, 2012 at home surrounded by his family.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 13, 2012 from 5-7 PM at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Friday, September 14, 2012 also at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery.

Ralph was born October 4, 1957 in Hopedale, IL., the son of John and Ruth Ann ((Nieukirk) McCormick.

He was an avid pool player and member of the American Pool Association and several pool leagues.  He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping.  Ralph was employed with Myers Industries for 30 years.

Surviving are:  his mother Ruth Ann McCormick of Lincoln; son Justin (Brandy) McCormick of Lincoln; daughter Ashleigh McCormick Klapp (Sean) of McLean; grandchildren:  Austin McCormick and Rylan Klapp; sister Cleola Fletcher (Mike) of Emden; uncle Don Nieukirk (Delores) of Peoria; step children:Jason Tuttle of Easton, Jennifer Riggs of Emden, Kayla Tuttle of Lincoln, Vicky Hercules of Tennessee, and Kassidy Silvey of Easton; 10 step grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his father, and three children:  Jeremy McCormick, Amanda McCormick, and Miranda McCormick.

Memorial donations may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses. There has been a memorial fund established at CEFCU or memorials will be accepted at the funeral home.